300 migrants taken in by Spain after Italy turned away their rescue ship immediately ask to be granted asylum in France

Almost half of the 630 migrants who arrived in Spain’s port of Valencia at the weekend after Italy turned away their rescue ship want to seek asylum in France.

The migrants arrived in Spain on Sunday in three vessels, including the rescue ship Aquarius, after being turned away by Italy and Malta last week.

Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo told Spanish radio Cadena Ser on Monday that half of the 630 migrants who arrived on a convoy of ships have expressed a desire to be granted asylum in France.

Clearly Italy did the right thing.

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